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Poster: groovernut Date: Apr 22, 2010 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Bobby moments

Yeah he is good, I think competent but in the end I think was was more about chemistry than his out and out abilities... The screaming, what was that about?

This post was modified by groovernut on 2010-04-22 23:32:44

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 22, 2010 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Bobby moments

well you can say the same about the roadies too - Garcia said as much he'd rather have someone he could tolerate being around than someone perfect BUT I think it's an insult to say Weir is merely competent. He got lost alot in the mix later on but how can you not hear it? He has a UNIQUE style - that's about the best thing you can say for any musician

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Poster: groovernut Date: Apr 22, 2010 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Bobby moments

But it the crux of the situation.... And no insults intended. the legacy speaks for itself. I agree my questions was impossible "what if" scenario.. Raw ability was not what the dead where all about, there was more going on there..

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Apr 22, 2010 10:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Bobby moments

I don't think it takes a musician to recognize what Weir brings to the table; I think it just takes someone with an open mind. I too think it's an insult to his abilities to describe him as "competent." He was one of the most subtle guitarists ever; his accompaniments were usually quite spare and meticulously crafted, well-thought out undercurrents to the music, and I think they enhance it in an entirely unquantifiable way. In some ways I have more respect for Weir's musical innovation than any other member of the band, simply because he was doing something so totally NOT obvious, even risky. Rhythmically he was lightyears ahead of most rhythm guitarists I've ever heard, and his style is quite unlike anything I've ever heard.

In summary... Bobby rocks! And if you don't know why, just keep listening, and you'll understand over time. His work in 69-70 dark stars are usually quite intricate, maybe a good place to start.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Apr 22, 2010 10:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Bobby moments

Too many times have I been introducing the GD to someone and forget to screen out songs with Bobby destroying his vocal chords... kind of embarrassing. His screaming sounds like absolute shite most of the time. It's like he's not even hitting a note...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Apr 23, 2010 5:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Bobby moments

I don't really agree, I know he overdid it sometimes but often it was pretty cool. I mean, there's a fair amount of screaming in most rock and roll that doesn't actually correspond to "notes."